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Old 04-11-2002, 19:51   #1 (permalink)
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JBL Speakers

What sort of quality are JBL speakers?


I got a quote tonight from some dude at strathfield car radios for 2x2way and 2x3way speakers + installation for $420.

What do you reckon? I have a decent home audio system, so I don't really want to blow much money on my car stereo, so is that a decent deal. What do you pros think?

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Old 04-12-2002, 08:54   #2 (permalink)
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My understanding is that JBL is of a very high quality, but the value for money isn't there. It's a bit like buying a Mercedes E320 over a Fairmont Ghia - you get more but, hell, do you pay for it...

Personally I prefer to spend my money on other things, too.
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Old 04-12-2002, 09:45   #3 (permalink)
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ILS is right, they're not worth the money. I would shop around a bit more, there are better speakers for the money. And I can't stress enough that you should never get it 'professionally' installed, especially from Strathfield. They do bodgy jobs, they didn't do a good job on Rmyers' install. I would do it myself, it's not hard.

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Old 04-12-2002, 10:12   #4 (permalink)
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Cool, well thanks for your advice.

What do you guys reckon are decent speakers for around the $400 mark?

I thought the sony xplod ones sounded pretty ordinary and they were around the same price.


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Old 04-12-2002, 17:18   #5 (permalink)
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Whatever you do don't buy Sony. They're stuff is crap. I haven't heard anything good about them. Kenwood is good, so is Pioneer, Audioline stuff is reasonable, nothing special, just average but the prices are LOW... Blaupunkt is good but can be a bit pricey... I especially like Kenwood 7x10s, brilliant speakers in my opinion, and they're not too pricey.

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If your after some speakers that will sound good and not break the bank, one brand that comes to mind is Philips. You could pick up a set of their 2 or 3 way 6.5" and 3 way 6x9's plus installation for around $400. Professional installation should cost around $80 for the 6x9's and about $60 for the 6.5". They also have some nice 8" 3-ways that can be a good alternative to the 6x9's. In my opinion, Philips speakers are often overlooked but they really do sound good (I've installed quite a few sets). They have a balanced sound and can also handle a bit of bass.

If you shop around there will be quite a few brands that will have speakers in your price bracket. There are always the usual Pioneer, Kenwood and Sony. Also look at the more 'exclusive' brands that often have a bit more to offer. To give you an idea of some brands..... Infinity, MTX, Alpine, Rockford Fosgate, Orion, Cerwin Vega and Clarion.
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Re: speakers

Clarion is exclusive? Hmmm I guess it was a mistake replacing the stock Clarion set-up for Kenwood then. (j/k)
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Old 04-13-2002, 12:00   #8 (permalink)
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Re: speakers

JBL are pretty good
it is really personal preference tho....listen to them, and make a decision

if i had to make a recomendation, the pioneer 6x9's are a really good speaker
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hehehe you know what I mean ILS....their mid/high end stuff is top shit
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Hey SPHELL, did you forget to mention Focal Utopia's.
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